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Women of the World: Clara Barton

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.

—Clara Barton


What was Mary Baker Eddy’s perspective on women’s rights?

Eddy made few statements about this, but we do know that she valued the efforts of the women’s rights movement of her day.

Audiocast: Revelations — What Scholars Learn from the Mary Baker Eddy Collection

Dr. David Holland, a Research Fellow at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Associate Professor of North American Religious History at the Harvard Divinity School, and Mike Davis, Senior Researcher at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, held an online audiocast discussion, with questions from the public, on how The Mary Baker Eddy Library collections are bringing about new understanding of Mary Baker Eddy.

Advice to Healers Collection

Selected letters by Mary Baker Eddy from the Library’s collection are available for purchase. They shed light on Mary Baker Eddy’s own spiritual growth, her loving care and counsel to students, as well as on her spiritual insights and healing ideas.

Photo of George Glover III: “the dear little fellow”

Mary Baker Eddy treasured this framed photograph of her grandson George W. Glover III, which she kept on display in her living room.

Women of the World: Annie Knott

Next in our monthly series: A woman who helped break new ground in turn-of-the-century Christian healing.

Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Mary Baker Eddy

To commemorate the publication of the Emancipation Proclamation, artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830-1900) sought to depict President Lincoln reading it to his cabinet in September 1862.